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Flipping

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Your President:  ""It's called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal...it's not a fair thing." It ought to be illegal.  Let's be clear here: "flipping" is a mob term for telling the truth to the government.  If the truth is bad for Donald Trump, it should be illegal to say it out loud. Nothing else to say here; the implication is pretty obvious.

Truth Isn't Truth

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It would be the official motto of the Republican party if they didn't already have one:  "Everything for me and to hell with you." Update:   Donald Trump today:  "“Even if I am telling the truth, that makes me a liar” You figure out what he is trying to claim there.  It's beyond me.

Chidren of Hate

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Those of you who read the Washington Post may have seen an article recently about a small town in Pennsylvania that has been significantly taken over by self-styled Nazis.  I want to recommend that you take the time to examine a photo essay by a photographer named Anthony Karen, documenting one of these families.  I take the liberty of reprinting one of these photos here; there are many more at the link, and their collective effect is far more terrifying. The experiential and emotional poverty in which these children are raised is truly appalling to me, as is the hatred that fills the gaps left by their parents, who keep breeding more children without the intellectual and moral wherewithal to properly raise them.  I cannot tell how mentally inadequate the parents are; several of the children have been diagnosed as being "autistic;" I wonder in this case if this is not a modern euphemism for mental inadequacy, perhaps resulting from the genetics of the parents.  I do not

Unite the Right 2 Takes to the Streets, Hooah!

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I guess I will file this report on the great national Unite the Right 2 march that happened in front of the White House this weekend, on the first anniversary of the great Charlottesville riot that did so much to establish Nazis as deserving of a place in our national political life, just to keep up my record. This event was the beneficiary of an immense amount of publicity from both right wing sources and our mainstream press, so I think it should be indicative of the real strength of the right in the United States.  Well, here it is: Yup, that's it:  about thirty people in a national march after receiving immense publicity.  Here's a little of the coverage in the local paper: I want to comment on what this latest in an endless string of humiliating failures by the right means.  First of all, let me make it clear that none of us can deny being stunned in the last couple of years by the sheer number of white people filled with hatred and violence that there are in this

Bikers For Trump

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He's so proud of them... And yes, this is an actual Trump tweet, minus the red circle and arrow, of course.  How much more blatant can this guy get? But of course the press will just ignore this tweet, or pretend that Trump just didn't notice the Nazi sign tattooed on the guy's arm.

Q Anon and the Collapse of the Trump World

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I've been following the idiotic Q Anon cult almost since it first emerged a few months ago to tie every malicious right wing lie into one unified field theory of lunacy.    All along, I have thought that I should write a post about it, but I just didn't have the patience to deal with its obvious drivel.  There is, however, something I think should be said. There is, at the center of the Q Anon weltanschauung,   a notion so preposterous that sane people can hardly believe anyone would fall for it, and yet over the last months it has emerged as a more and more important axiom of the whole pack of nonsense.  This is that the entire Mueller "investigation" of Trump is actually (believe it or not) a cover to hide the fact that Trump and Mueller are working together to bring down an evil cabal headed by Hillary Clinton and George Soros.  According to this claim, Mueller has already filed over 28,000 "sealed indictments" of Hillary, Obama and a vast array of ot

Ahh, Why Not Post It

I found a new wingnut website today.  Here are the headlines there: Media Goes To War Against US Secret Service After American Woman Denied Entry To Russia For CIA Links Foils Trump Assassination   Americans Warned To Pray As “Final Act” In Trump Coup D’├ętat Nears, And Chinese Forces Enter Syria To Confront United States   Nuclear Armed “Dirty Bomb” Alert For US Intended To Cripple President Trump Linked To Soros-Clinton Terror Cell   Russian Military Leaders Rapidly Respond After Communist “Show Trials” Shockingly Reemerge In United States   Moscow Warns It Knows About US-EU Military Plans To Attack Russia As Globalist “Hell Storm” Prepares To Strike America   Red Religious Revolutionaries Retaking America Prepare For European Invasion   Red Religious Forces Backing Trump Push “Deep State” Blue Church To Brink Of Total Destruction   Putin Weighs Arctic Ocean Travel Ban After Russian Military Questions American Sanity   Trump Begins Final Countdown For “The Event” T

An Economic Prediction

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Donald Trump:  "We're on track to hit the highest annual average growth rate in over 13 years and I will say this right now, and I'll say it strongly." A lie, of course, from the man who has told thousands of them in the last two years..  NBC news has this reply: "President Barack Obama, whose first election coincided with a debilitating economic collapse, had four quarters of higher growth than this during his presidency. It would tie for the fifth strongest quarter under President George W. Bush and the 13th strongest quarter under President Bill Clinton." If you go online, you find various accounts, for some reason, of what the quarterly growth rate has been the last decade.  Here is one I found, in the middle of the pack: I added the lines, at 4% growth and 3.5% growth.  Whatever the exact numbers, you can see that as expected, Trump's grandiose claims that he has produced unique growth are far outside the realm of reality, particularly